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Jonathan Capdevielle, France

Adishatz / Adieu | Project Arts Centre | Oct 1 – 4

Adishatz / Adieu, Jonathan Capdeveille, France, Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs, Oct 1 – Oct 4, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014

Jonathan Capdevielle spent his teenage years learning to imitate pop icons and singing the greatest hits from 1980s pop culture – especially those by Madonna.

Adishatz / Adieu is his self-portrait; a collection of songs that wanders between real life and fantasy. As his performance moves between music and conversation, he conjures up memories of his childhood and a past that continues to inform his shifting identity.

On a journey to capture as closely as possible the personas of others, Capdevielle strives to discover the most truthful version of himself. Sung a cappella and featuring a male choir, Adishatz / Adieu is a powerful study of the vulnerability of adolescence.

  • Performed in English and French, with English surtitles.*
  • Contains strong language and material which some may find disturbing.
  • Production Bureau Cassiopée (Anne-Cécile Sibué). Administration, and Touring (Léonor Baudouin and Manon Crochemore).
  • Co-production: Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon dans le cadre de domaines, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort dans le cadre de l’accueil-studio and BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen.
  • *In surtitled performances an English-language translation of the dialogue is projected as captions onto a screen above the stage

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Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs)
  • Dates: Wed Oct 1, 7.30pm
  • Thurs Oct 2 – Sat Oct 4, 9.30pm
  • Tickets: €20 – €25
  • Duration: 50 mins. No interval.
  • Talking Theatre: Oct 1, post-show. With Jonathan Capdevielle.

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"A larger-than-life solo show where Capdevielle confronts a massive and empty stage for a medley of disco and baroque music, brightening the corners with a collection of hits by Madonna and Francis Cabrel."Les Inrockuptibles

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Created and Performed by Jonathan Capdevielle
  • Lighting Design: Patrick Riou
  • Choir: ECUME university choral group of Montpellier
  • Musical Direction: Sylvie Golgevit

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